Pedal to the Peak

Our Pedal to the Peak fundraising event took place last weekend and was a fantastic success.

Our team of 8 completed the challenge of travelling from the lowest point in Ireland (the North Slob in County Wexford) to the highest point (Carrauntoohil) in 16 hours and 40 minutes. This was the first time that this challenge was ever attempted!


When they reached the top of Carrauntoohil shortly before 2 o’clock on Saturday they found 42 familiar faces waiting for them as many parents, staff and friends of the school also climbed Ireland’s highest peak on the same day.


It was a great occasion for all and thank you to everyone that was part of making Pedal to the Peak such a success.


Sports Day 2018

An action packed Sports Day took place last week and it was The Frogs who claimed the team trophy for 2018!


Congratulations also to the winners of our finals which were played on the same day. Hard luck to our runners up in what were very close games.

Pádraig Pearse Cup: Kerry

Ned Daly Shield: Limerick

Summer Soccer League: France

Anthony Baggott Cup 2018

The annual festival of hurling which culminates with the presentation of the Anthony Baggott Cup took place today in Herbertstown.


The host school were joined by neighbours Hospital NS, Knockainey NS and Caherline NS in a round robin where each school played each other. Following these close fought games, Caherline NS and Knockainey NS advanced to the final.


A parade led by Kathleen Fitzgerald, a piper from the Liam Lynch Memorial Pipe Band, took place before the final. Caherline, who were crowned East champions 24 hours previous, showed their class to beat the South Champions Knockainey.

Following the final, Eileen Baggott presented the Anthony Baggott Memorial Cup to the Caherline captain. Prizes were also presented by Herbertstown NS principal Carmel Heelan to the players adjudged to be Rising Stars from each panel. Congratulations to Caherline NS who are now champions for 2 years in a row.

Butterflies Take Flight

Mrs Murphy’s class watched the life cycle of butterflies in recent weeks and released their Painted Ladies on Monday.

Caterpillars forming their chrysalis!

Caterpillars in their chrysalis!

The butterflies have emerged into their garden!

The butterflies have emerged into their garden!

Butterfly about to take off!

A new home on the flowers!

Star Awards – May

Congratulations to our Star Award winners for May! One pupil from each classroom was selected by their class teacher and the award winners were presented with certificates at today’s assembly. They were also given a night off homework for their efforts!

Fifth/Sixth Class School Tour

Our School Tour

We figured out we were going to the Eclipse Adventure Centre in Kenmare when we came back from our Easter holidays. We were all very excited when we figured out where we were going. Mrs Heelan showed us the website and we all got more excited than we originally were. We were told what to bring the Monday before the day of the school tour. I got prepared the day before the school tour. The morning of the school tour I woke up at 6:45. The bus left the school around 7:45. We had to stop a few times as the boot of  the bus kept on opening . It was a long journey but it was worth it. When we got there , there were two people to greet us their names were Sonny and Gerry. They showed us where to keep our bags while they got the owner Athos. When we met Athos he was very enthusiastic. He split us into two groups for the orienteering. I was on the winning team and I was the compass holder. After that we did some team challenges. My team was Colm, Liam B, Liam G, Nathan, David, Stephen, Micheal, Declan and me. I think our best challenge was the tyre pull. I was the best at hanging tough in my group. I liked the challenges but I preferred the bog run and kayaking. We had a 30 minute food break around one o’clock. In the afternoon we did the bog run it was hard but everyone loved it. Then we did the assault course to get the mud of us as there was a water part. After this we went kayaking in the big lake. I think I spent as much time in the water as on the kayak. In the end we jumped off the pier and got into new clothes. Just before we left we all got an ice-cream .I loved this school tour.

Written by

Tadhg O’Connell